SWJ Blog Post |
West Point Is Divided on a War Doctrine’s Fate by Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times.
... the argument is whether the counterinsurgency strategy used in Iraq and Afghanistan - the troop-heavy, time-intensive, expensive doctrine of trying to win over the locals by building roads, schools and government - is dead.
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